Talk about elemental energy. This morning the sea was in such a boil at Port Wrinkle that the beach was filled with spume. It was blowing across the rocks like thistle down, then settling in shivering masses – as if a prelude to some alien hatching. What it might turn into who can tell, but all that whipped up air filled us to the brim. We all but galloped up and down the beach. Yee-HAAA!
21 thoughts on “White Horses All Of A Lather at Port Wrinkle”
We’re in for a rough night tonight!
Yes, I can hear it brewing already…
Living right on the U.S. Gulf Coast, the only time we get waves like that is during a hurricane. Love the pictures, Tish.
Thank you, Victoria.
Great photos Tish.
What shots of a wild sea. Those “shivering masses” are quite uncanny. We usually get something similar here after heavy flooding. Once the foam covered the road behind our beaches up to the bonnet. Sometimes it looks like browned meringue. Your photos capture the sea superbly.
Thank you, Meg. And yes, your analogy with meringue is spot on. Will it metamorphose into Extraterrestrial Pavlovas I wonder…
I overdosed on Christmas pavlova, so meringue doesn’t hold quite the charm it held last week. Too much sugar after a relatively sugar-free year.
Durban’s a bit too far away to catch the sea.
How’s the flooding and wotnot?
Could feel the coldness of the water. Have a Happy New Year.
And a good one to you too.
Such stormy seas, quite scary. Are you being affected by the terrible flooding we see on our TV screens? Hope you are safe.
Sometimes I remain speechless in front of your photos….
So grand, Tish!
Your appreciation is much appreciated 🙂
That looks wild! I hope it will calm down … So the aliens won’t hatch. Loved that passage as much as the pictures.
Well, it did calm down this morning as we were heading home. But I think there was more storminess on the way. We certainly had a big storm as we hit Shropshire. The whole country seems to be like a big soggy sponge, but all the fields in high definition green with stock still grazing. Very strange all round. All the best for 2016.
I wish you a wonder-filled 2016 as well!
🙂 🙂 🙂
We seem to be seeing a great deal of this kind of thing around our coastline…..I would love to see for myself. Janet.
Graham told me he thought it was detergent pollution from ships at sea, which is rather discouraging. I need to find out more. But it was very spectacular to see.